Mermaids have been swimming in my brain. And not just this past week, for a couple of months! My girlie had this cute stuffed mermaid doll. So cute that I took it back and put it in my room where I could see it every day. (I know that sounds weird, but I just love the colors and seeing something colorful and cute cheers me up. And gets my brain gears turning). Mermaids started swimming around…and around…and my girl “somehow” surprisingly asked for a mermaid-themed birthday party. So this is what inspired me for the colors of the mermaid party:
My own little mermaid would be wearing her “Ariel” mermaid dress to the party, so that’s where I was grabbing the dark blue and the coral color, and then just a splash of pink! We were going to have a mermaid party (not an Ariel party!), but I just loved that coral/red color of Ariel’s hair….
And several months ago, this little mermaid swam into my shopping cart when I was shopping for something else…but I knew it would be the perfect birthday gift so I saved her, hidden away in my closet…..(now my girl has her own perfume, ooo lala).so like I said, I loved the coral color, but in the end there were only small touches of it at the party…it would have been great for party plates, cutlery, something like that.And the birthday cake…..just happened that it was easy to match our mermaid color palettes with the food coloring that I had on hand, without too much hair-pulling.
So I guess this is kind of how my thought processes went, in starting to plan out this mermaid party….kind of like mermaids swimming around and around in circles in a big empty ocean.